Cerebellar metastasis as a unique presenting feature of gastric cancer

Francesco Perri, Michele Bisceglia, Giuseppe Maria Giannatempo, Angelo Andriulli

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Abstract

Gastric cancer is often diagnosed in middle-aged patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for abdominal complaints or constitutional symptoms, such as dyspepsia, vomiting or anorexia, weight loss, anemia, jaundice, and ascites. Sometimes, all of these symptoms may be absent, and gastric cancer is diagnosed after detection of metastases to target organs, such as the liver or lung. In a few rare cases, however, even these metastatic localizations may be absent, and clinical signs are only represented by atypical symptoms caused by neurologic metastatic involvement. We report an exceptionally rare case of gastric cancer in which the only presenting symptoms were headache and dizziness caused by a single cerebellar metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-81
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Cerebellar metastasis
  • Diagnosis
  • Gastric cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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